Artwork exhibition by Tihar inmates to take off in capital
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 18:26
New Delhi: For the first time, artworks by inmates of Tihar jail will be displayed in an exhibition that begins on Wednesday in the national capital.

Scheduled to be held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts at Janpath, paintings of nearly 35 inmates of Jail No five will be exhibited.

"It is for the first time that an exhibition on such a large scale will be held. It will commence on August 12 and will continue till September 2," law officer and spokesperson, Tihar Prisons, Sunil Gupta said.

He also said, "Nearly 65 paintings made by our inmates will be exhibited. These paintings are expressions of the prisoners."

Painting was encouraged and introduced amongst the prisoners as a programme for reforms.

"In the process we saw that most of them were blessed and expressed wonderfully on the canvas. We called in professional artists to fine tune their work and even started a website where they could sell their paintings," he said.

Titled 'Expressions at Tihar', Gupta said, "All that you will see on the canvas is the life led by the inmates".

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 18:26

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